Bachelor Major in English (120 ECTS): Module Groups

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In the Bachelor Major in English Literature and Linguistics (120 ECTS), there are seven different module groups.

At the end of each semester, students will receive a semester transcript with all the modules that they have completed so far. On the transcript, the modules will be listed under the module group to which they belong.

The modules belonging to each of the groups are listed below.

Introduction to English Literature and Linguistics

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester
440xxx

English Literature: Textual Analysis

8 ECTS

440xxx

Introduction to English Linguistics

8 ECTS

440xxx

Language Skills and Culture: Introduction

12 ECTS

English Linguistics

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester:

440xxx

History of Engl. Language 1: Focus on Old English

6 ECTS

440xxx

Focus on Language Structure

6 ECTS

440xxx

Focus on Language Use

6 ECTS

  • starting in the spring semester:

440xxx

History of Engl. Language 2: Focus on Middle English

6 ECTS

440xxx

Focus on Variation and Change

6 ECTS

440xxx

Focus on Language and the Mind

6 ECTS

440xxx

Focus on Phonetics and Phonology

6 ECTS

Other types of modules

440xxx

Elective Lecture in Linguistics*

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed both "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" and "Introduction to English Linguistics."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

English Literature

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting in the fall semester:

440xxx

Literature in Context: History and Theory

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary Histories: Renaissance and Early Modern Period

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary Histories: The Long Nineteenth Century

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary Histories: The Long Twentieth Century

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary Histories: Cultural Contexts

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary Histories: Genres and Themes in Literary History

6 ECTS

  • starting in the spring semester:

440xxx

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Introduction to Theory

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Texts and Their Afterlives

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Intermediality

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary & Cultural Analysis: (Post-)Colonial Perspectives

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literary & Cultural Analysis: Identities

6 ECTS

Other types of modules

440xxx

Elective Lecture in Literature*

3 ECTS

440xxx

Colloquium in Literature

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed both "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction" and "English Literature: Textual Analysis."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

Language Skills and Culture

Modules offered on a regular basis

  • starting each semester

440xxx

Writing Skills and Media Analysis

6 ECTS

  • in alternate spring semesters

440xxx

Writing Skills and Media Analysis: Focus

6 ECTS

440xxx

Writing Skills and Media Analysis: Explorations

6 ECTS

Other types of modules

440xxx

Elective Lecture in LS&C (Cultural Studies)*

3 ECTS

Note: The modules listed in this group should only be taken by students who have successfully completed "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction."

Exception: Modules marked with an asterisk (*) may also be taken earlier.

Other Curricular Modules

440xxx

Einführung in die Computerlinguistik 1

6 ECTS

440xxx

Einführung in die Computerlinguistik 2

3 ECTS

440xxx

Excursion

3 ECTS

440xxx

Guided Reading in Literary Studies

3 ECTS

440xxx

Programmiertechniken der Computerlinguistik 1

9 ECTS

440xxx

Programmiertechniken der Computerlinguistik 2

6 ECTS

440xxx

Stay Abroad Portfolio

3 ECTS

Note:

  • Some of these modules are offered by other departments, and therefore may be taught in German.
  • See detailed module descriptions for prerequisites, language of instruction, etc.

Transferable Skills

440xxx

All Modules by the Language Center of UZH and ETH Zurich

3 ECTS

440xxx

Ancient Greek I: Grundlagen Griechisch

?? ECTS

440xxx

Ancient Greek II: Griechisch II (Graecum)

?? ECTS

440xxx

Hindi-Sprachkurs

9 ECTS

440xxx

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Altfriesische

6 ECTS

440xxx

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Althochdeutsche

6 ECTS

440xxx

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Altsächsische

6 ECTS

440xxx

Historische Sprachstufen: Einführung ins Gotische

6 ECTS

440xxx

Indische Literatur

3 ECTS

440xxx

Latin I: Grundlagen Latein

6 ECTS

440xxx

Latin I: Latein II (Latinum)

6 ECTS

440xxx

Literaturvorlesung Griechisch, Latein oder Mittellatein

3 ECTS

Note:

  • Some of these modules are offered by other departments, and therefore may be taught in German.
  • See detailed module descriptions for prerequisites, language of instruction, etc.

Bachelor Thesis

The Bachelor Thesis (15 ECTS) can be written in either English Linguistics or English Literature.